I decided to reply on Quora. Once a week or so I hop on to respond to questions I may have a good answer for. This is my favorite personal response so far: https://qr.ae/TUtpHm
What inspires you to answer a question especially ones about personal life?
Experience. If I go through some rough situation, I can explain to others through a roadmap of my own life, how not to do that as well.
One day a man falls into a hole, he looks around and can’t seem to escape. One day a rich man walks by, so the man trapped in the hole yells,
“hey mister, can you help me out of this hole”
The man throws some cash into the hole and moves on.
The next passerby is a priest, so the man in the hole yells yet again,
“Hey Father, can you help me out of this hole”
The priest says a prayer and moves on.
Finally one of his friends walks by and says,
“Man, what are you doing down there?”
The man in the hole replies,
“I fell down, can you help me out of this hole”.
His friends jumps into the hole beside him,
“What are you doing? Now we’re both in the hole”,
His friend says, “But I’ve been down here before, and I know how to get out”.
Life experience can have value, if you’re willing to share it.